Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Research Integrity

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION The value of academic research lies in its reliability, which in turn depends on the integrity and honesty of the researchers carrying it out, the research process itself, and the way results are disseminated. Maintaining the highest standards every step of the way safeguards both the reputation of the researchers as well as the sustained trust in their work and in the respective institutions under whose auspices the researchers execute their research. This workshop tackles key aspects of research integrity, including supervision, collaboration, authorship, plagiarism, and data handling and publication of results, laying equal emphasis on the sciences and the humanities. The session will be highly interactive, and participants will be expected to contribute actively to the discussion.


By the end of this workshop, the doctoral researcher should be able to:

- define, interpret, and apply the fundamental principles of research integrity as defined in the university’s guidelines on research ethics and the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity;
- discuss, debate, and solve quandaries relating to research integrity issues;
- differentiate between ethical and unethical research and publication practices.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 2
Occ A - Date: 11 Mar 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ AE - Date: 13 Mar 2019; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Dennis Mizzi
Patrick J. Schembri

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